Queensland Real Estate Icon Joins REIA Board

27 September 2022

REIA is delighted to announce the appointment of Andrew Bell OAM to our Board of Directors, as Additional Director – Queensland, effective October 2022.

The Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA) has appointed one of Queensland’s most influential real estate agents, Andrew Bell, to its Board of Directors.

REIA President, Hayden Groves said he was delighted with the appointment of Mr Bell given his vast experience in the industry, outstanding history of business results and well-known reputation.

“Mr Bell has over 40 years’ experience in the real estate industry, first operating a three-office group in Sydney and now the largest independently owned real estate group in Queensland. He is regarded as one of Australia’s most experienced and professional real estate agents and auctioneers.

“Mr Bell owns and operates the Ray White Surfers Paradise Group with his brother Greg which has become the largest real estate company in Queensland employing over 200 staff operating through a wide range of real estate activities from all forms of residential, prestige homes, project marketing, commercial and industrial.”

Mr Groves said the role will see Mr Bell on the Board of the REIA for an initial two-year term from 2022 – 2024 to better represent the critical market of Queensland.

“The role of Additional Director is to provide specialist Queensland based strategic advice to deliver the just launched REIA 2025 – Advancing Australia’s Prosperity.

“This initiative was created in a bid to restore national representation and the important voice of Queensland real estate practitioners to the REIA Board.

“It is our view Queensland-based agents are equally deserving of expressing their opinions of REIA’s national policy and strategic objectives and Mr Bell was an outstanding candidate in a very competitive field.”

Mr Bell said he was honoured to join the Board of Directors of the REIA.

“I believe the work of REIA is essential, not only for our industry, but for the millions of Australians who are invested in the real estate market, either as homeowners or aspiring homeowners, tenants and landlords.

“To be able to work with federal representatives of all persuasion and with significant industry bodies involved in the real estate industry to provide them with a united voice and real time insights to all the issues that are affecting everyone engaged in the real estate market.

“I will be particularly keen to provide the unique Queensland perspective, given that many of the unique aspects of our market, and particularly of late significantly added pressures from the huge migration into the state of Queensland. 

“It will be a huge honour, as well as an enormous responsibility to work with my fellow Board Members to have a powerful input and influence over a range of housing and industry topics that have never been more significant than present.”